From the Archives is a regular feature here on, in which we show off some of the many weird and wonderful record-breaking items we have here at Guinness World Records HQ - take a look!

Not every item in the Guinness World Records archive has been here under a lock and key for years upon years. In fact, we are adding new items to our collection all the time.

One such new addition is the complete set of folded paper boats used to create the largest display of origami boats. 4345 of them were created in total by Montessori Kita St. Godehard, for this delightful display in Forst, Germany, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the town's Kindergarten:


When we received the evidence for this record claim here in our London office, we got more than we bargained for - as included along with the required pictures, video, witness statements and news clippings, were what we initially thought was a selection of the boats used:


Ever the inquisitive fellow, our Community Manager, Dan, decided to take a look and see just how many of the boats had been sent to us:


As it turns out, it was ALL of them - and Dan isn't very good at emptying boxes carefully and without making a mess...

Join us again soon, for another peek into the Guinness World Records archive!